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Senator Mansfield's Announcement of the Civil Rights Bill (Feb 17, 1964)

Related Link: Civil Rights Act of 1964

Image of page one of Mike Mansfield's statement, February 17, 1964

credit: U.S. Senate Historical Office

On February 17, 1964, Senator Majority Leader Mike Mansfield announced the arrival of the civil rights bill from the House of Representatives and declared his intention to bypass the Judiciary Committee and place the bill directly on the Senate calendar.